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Modern Japanese writers and the nature of literature.

Makoto VEDA

Modern Japanese writers and the nature of literature.

by Makoto VEDA

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Published by Stanford University Press in Stanford, Cardif .
Written in English


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Pagination292p.
Number of Pages292
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Open LibraryOL20319736M

Japan’s ancient history has imbued it with a diverse literary heritage largely ignored by American literati and professors, save for a few notable wanting to further explore the full range of the country’s written works should consider this list a primer of the highlights to hit before moving on to other poems, novels, plays, comics and short stories.   10 Japanese Authors You Should Read. Column Oe is a true literary giant who has been at it for six decades and has given Japan a Nobel in literature. Picking any Oe book at random will surely lead to beautiful prose that's always tinged with politics and/or philosophy and the kind of storytelling that prevents you from closing the book and.

Following the same approach which he employed successfully in his study of eight modern Japanese novelists, Modern Japanese Writers and the Nature of Literature (), Ueda intends that the. Kenzaburo Oe (大江 健三郎, Ōe Kenzaburō) is a prominent figure of modern Japanese literature. Born in in a quiet village in the forests of Shikoku, he began writing seriously at the age of 23 and won the Nobel Prize for literature almost 40 years later, in

Japanese Coloring Book: Over Coloring Pages for Adults & Teens with Japan Lovers Themes Such As Dragons, Castle, Koi Carp Fish Tattoo Designs and More! Japan . As it provides a much wider selection of writers and genres than every other anthology of modern and contemporary Japanese literature on the market, however, The Columbia Anthology is an invaluable resource not only for students of Japanese literature but also for anyone interested in Japan .


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